The Permaculture Handbook

Garden Farming for Town and Country

Permaculture is a way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems, making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock more productive and sustainable. The Permaculture Handbook is an illustrated guide to practical, small-scale permaculture with case studies of three successful farmsteads and market gardens.

By: Peter Bane

Foreward By: David Holmgren

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Permanent agriculture – abundance by design

“The wealth of practical knowledge in The Permaculture Handbook is a welcome addition to North America’s canon of books on permaculture design, and will serve other regions as well. Peter Bane’s broad and well-tested experience in ecological living will guide homeowners, gardeners, and small farmers toward designing and living in lushly productive and harmonious landscapes.”
― Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

The Permaculture Handbook is a step-by-step, beautifully illustrated guide to creating resilient and prosperous households and neighborhoods, complemented by extensive case studies of three successful farmsteads and market gardens. This comprehensive manual casts garden farming as both an economic opportunity and a strategy for living well with less money. It shows how, by mimicking the intelligence of nature and applying appropriate technologies such as solar and environmental design, permaculture can:

  • Create an abundance of fresh, nourishing local produce
  • Reduce dependence on expensive, polluting fossil fuels
  • Drought-proof our cities and countryside
  • Convert waste into wealth

Permaculture is about working with the earth and with each other to repair the damage of industrial overreach and to enrich the living world that sustains us. The Permaculture Handbook is the definitive, practical North American guide to this revolutionary practice, and is a must-read for anyone concerned about creating food security, resilience and a legacy of abundance rather than depletion.

About The Author(s)

Peter Bane has been the publisher and editor of Permaculture Activist magazine for over 20 years. As an experienced permaculture site designer Peter has taught permaculture extensively in North and South America for nearly two decades. A prolific writer in journals and collections on forestry, building, and all things sustainable, he consults with universities and municipal governments as well as for private landowners. Peter helped create Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina, and is now pioneering suburban farming in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865716667

Page Count: 480

Dimensions: 8.5 × 11 × 0.96 in

Publication Date: June 01, 2012

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